2024 edition of the National Chocolate Day celebrations has seen a boost as organizers mark it in grand style at the Greenwich meridian in Tema.

The novelty historic event which came off yesterday was interspersed with chocolate distribution to all participants.

Every participant at the historic event had a reason to be thankful for Ghana’s premium cocoa.

The event which was made to re-orient the Ghanaian mind to change the narrative about valentine day- a day which used to be seen as sex event.

Speaking in an interview with Ghana News Guide, George Nkrumah Ansere, Director, Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA), observed that time has come for the country take advantage of the Greenwich meridian position in Tema coupled with the cocoa both of which could be largely found in Tema.

According to him, equator is a unique point for tourist attraction adding that it could serve as a potential revenue generation avenue.

Ghana, being a country with the equator passing through means that greater things must be derived from it.
He further said that the tourism potentials has now been identified as a result of critical thinking.

He was responding to a question as to why the country did not see that long ago.

On his part, John Aseeph, the Executive President, GPHA Tourist Club, the future promises to be great regarding tourism with the discovery and unique potential the centre of the world concept.

He disclosed that his outfit will make it a point to drive traffic for major tourist benefits to the country.

Yohane E A. Ashitey,the Tema Metropolitan Mayor, said his decision to take a bite of the chocolate at the very historic point of the country was for the country’s tourist benefits.

He was upbeat that the singular act will draw the needed tourism to Ghana.

said the plan was to make the point a historic point in the country and draw attention to it.


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